MANTRA: Relapse Prevention for Eating Disorders

November 30, 2016

With effective treatment, many clients recover from an eating disorder. However, once the individual is deemed as recovered, there are few supports available for maintenance of recovery and/ or relapse prevention. By this stage, many individuals and their carers are also depleted of time, energy, and financial resources; meaning they are more inclined to disengage … Read More

Radiance Screening

Radiance Screening

September 1, 2016

Special movie screening during: Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week Brisbane’s Eating Disorders Network (EDN) is hosting a special screening of Embrace: The Documentary as part of Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week, 5-11th September. Details: WHAT: Body Image and Eating Disorders Week; Embrace: The Documentary screening and Q&A with an expert panel. … Read More

Radiance Screening

Radiance Screening

September 1, 2016

Special movie screening during: Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Brisbane’s Eating Disorders Network (EDN) is hosting a special screening of Embrace: The Documentary as part of Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week, 5-11th September. Details: WHAT: Body Image and Eating Disorders Week; Embrace: The Documentary screening and Q&A with an expert panel. … Read More

Therapeutic Writing for Eating Disorders: A Workshop for Professionals.

Therapeutic Writing for Eating Disorders: A Workshop for Professionals.

August 16, 2016

CFIH are excited to be hosting June Alexander in November. Here at Centre for Integrative Health we are very excited to announce that this November we will be hosting a workshop with author, life writing mentor, and eating disorder advocate June Alexander. About June: June is a highly recognised and regarded author in the field … Read More

Mantra: Relapse Prevention for Eating Disorders

Mantra: Relapse Prevention for Eating Disorders

August 16, 2016

With effective treatment, many clients recover from an eating disorder. However, once the individual is deemed as recovered, there are few supports available for maintenance of recovery and/or relapse prevention. By this stage, many individuals and their carers are also depleted of time, energy, and financial resources; meaning they are more inclined to disengage from … Read More

How to get a stranger (or your partner) to fall in love with you.

How to get a stranger (or your partner) to fall in love with you.

July 20, 2016

Psychologist, Arthur Aron, succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory by having them ask and answer a set of increasingly intimate and personal questions with one another. Regardless of whether you’re single or have been married for 30+ years, have a go at the questions with someone in your life whom … Read More

Can healthy eating become an unhealthy obsession?

Can healthy eating become an unhealthy obsession?

July 20, 2016

Although not yet a formally recognised diagnosis, the notion of ‘Orthorexia’ is certainly a very real and concerning one. Literally meaning “fixation on righteous eating”, those with orthorexia are described as being obsessed with healthy eating. With all the hype about gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, organic, grain-free, vegetarianism, etc it’s no wonder that many are left … Read More

Slowwww Downnnn

Slowwww Downnnn

July 16, 2016

I often have people ask me HOW to LIKE running (in the way that I like it). First of all, I’m a psychologist, not a magician. I have tools I can teach you but no tricks to bestow upon you. Secondly, I LIKE running because I am ME. It suits my hyperactive, high-strung, over-aroused temperament. … Read More

Self-Compassion; the new tool tackling negative body image.

Self-Compassion; the new tool tackling negative body image.

July 16, 2016

According to the 2015 Mission Australia Youth Study, Australian youth are placing body image in their top three personal concerns with the trend increasing from 20.4% in 2012 to 26.5% in 2015, sending a strong message that we need to address this problem that can lead to serious mental health issues. Clinical Psychologists, Dr Stan … Read More

Body change strategies in males: Less prevalent or misunderstood?

Body change strategies in males: Less prevalent or misunderstood?

July 16, 2016

Eating disorders and body dissatisfaction have historically been relegated to the domain of women. After all, 90% of individuals diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia Nervosa identify as female. Despite this, research is increasingly showing rates of body dissatisfaction in males is similarly prevalent to rates in females. Males experiencing body dissatisfaction are at an … Read More

Treat your cravings like a crying baby.

Treat your cravings like a crying baby.

July 16, 2016

Thich Nhat Hanh often talks about our cravings being like a crying baby who is trying to draw our attention. Just as a mother goes to the crying baby to ascertain what it needs and then endeavours to meet the baby’s requirements, we too should treat our cravings in the same manner. What is it … Read More

Do you feel like you’re addicted to chocolate?

Do you feel like you’re addicted to chocolate?

July 16, 2016

If you want to learn more about your brain and how to alter your food-related thoughts, try the following exercise: For the next five minutes, DON’T think about chocolate. That’s right.. whatever you do.. DON’T think about chocolate; DON’T imagine it, DON’T picture it, DON’T say the word ‘chocolate’ to yourself. How did you go?If … Read More